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Over The Edge Radio Archive (Seeland 031). Negativland's live mix radio show "Over The Edge" has been the longest-running block of free-form audio collage in radio history. With Negativland's Don Joyce at the helm, the weekly show was broadcast from KPFA FM in Berkeley California from 1981 to 2015. His death on July 22, 2015 closed a very large and long chapter in the group's history. 


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I have already been summoned by KPFA to explain this program and why it doesn't follow the language rules of radio. Three solid hours of Eminem music and Eminem talk, some of it edited for language and some not, which in contrast certainly points out how language censorship mutilates the music of Eminem to ruination if nothing else. With constant reminders of this "parental guidance" format, we cover Eminem's career, the media controversy surrounding his emergence, the 2001 Grammy...
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Over the Edge: Image Control
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Two World's Fairs of the early 60s are toured with emphasis on the glorious future science will bring us. Buckminster Fuller expounds on the concept and methods of design, Nasa prepares to launch Freedom 7, and The Who surround DJ Johnny Walker on England's Radio One.
Topic: Series: Universe
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We continue through the 20s and 30s, with the development of early radio, the spread of stations, and emerging content from comedy to melodrama.
Topic: Series: How Radio Was Done
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Taking a lot of authentic top 40 radio DJ recordings, along with lots of soft drink spots done by pop bands of the day, all of which was recorded off broadcasts in 1965, I add some songs from 1965 that may or may not have been played on the radio, and you have a simulation of an impossible top 40 show from 1965. A pivotal year of psychic change ranging from Brill Building hits to the British invasion and the pre-grass Beatles, to Dylan at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival going way against the...
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We begin a sub-series on space in the 60s which also focuses heavily on the music of the decade. This one is all about the early 60s, including NASA's Mercury Program launches from Cape Canaveral which put America's first men in space while music became folk-inspired and psychedelic drugs began to appear.
Topic: Series: Universe
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The first of a month's worth of mixes from and about movies. Beginning with early film, this show moves through talkie technology, some old time comedy, many directors talking about their process, the film school brats of the 60s who became rich movie moguls, the traditions of film noir, and solid fractured soundtrack dialog and music from all eras throughout.
Topic: Series: 24 Frames Per Second
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Over the Edge: How Radio Was Done 75 1983
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The Beatles also had their brush with God. In 1966, Lennon said The Beatles were more popular than Jesus, and a media boil ensued. So here's the greatest band in pop music history concerning God and more.
Topic: Series: Your Brain is God
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We load up for another look at GUNS. Several radio and TV documentaries From the U.S. and England are remixed with an emphasis on youth firepower. NRA songs of praise, demonstrations of the effects of various calibers on car doors and windshields, scantilly clad model machine gunners, steel jacketed gun runners, and Jimi Hendrix rockin' & rollin' on automatic. There IS a solution to our endlessly horrifying gun killing statistics. Most other civilized countries around the world have made it...
Topic: Series: Receptacle
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Over the Edge: London Music Falling Down II
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Beginning with World war II, this ranges from Hitler's vertical take-off vehicles, to the transplantation of that program to us where saucer craft emerged, to Roswell's extra-terrestrial saucer and a few of its close to being there witnesses, to Area 51s' S4 area where that saucer is rumoredwitnessed to have ended up. Updated Bob Lazar telling the story of his employment there as an alien saucer back engineer, and Victor who smuggled a video of a live alien with humans in a holding room out of...
Topic: Series: Another UFO
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Negativland took this OTE radio idea to Toronto to perform it in front of an audience, and this is that performance, with more stuff added here that did not get into the live show. The show is best described as a 2005 live-mix radio documentary on mass cultural delusion. That's right, there is no God.
Topic: Series: It's All In Your Head
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In her latest return to OTE, Freddy and her musical director, Wobbly, perform a whole new set of late night songs for the discriminating listener, some of whom call in on air during her songs. An off-season valentine to noise, or difficult songs of distinction? "Her best outing yet," says Crosley Bendix, who hosts and boops along.
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The second program in the series "How Things Work." (Automobiles, Be-Bop, Bottle Openers) has been postponed due to technical problems. Tonight, a group of scientific intellectuals discuss details underlying unsuspected eventualties.
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Over the Edge: Another UFO - 50s UFO
Topic: Series: Another UFO
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The first in a comprehensive series of programs on "How Things Work." The alphabet is our guide as we begin with Amway, Art and Asterisk.*
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Genuine pirates host this five hour array of samplers, sampling, and copyright in music. Lots of music, new and old, from the history of sampling with a major focus on Hip Hop's role, documentary clips on the practice, Negativland and others play with the U-2Negativland copyright lawsuit, and Crosley Bendix discusses the Copyright Act.
Topic: Series: All Art Radio
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Over the Edge: Another UFO - Dreamland II
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There is no one in Muttville, Joy Dog strikes tonight. Hard-hitting yap music for longhairs. Foxxy Terror: alto sax. Boston Blackie: bass. Glassy Heel: keyboards. Wolf Larsen: guitar. Joe Cocker: vocals. Pit Bullpen: double play on words. Goofy: interruptions.
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Over the Edge: Your Brain Is the Devil 13
Topic: Series: Your Brain is the Devil
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Most of the Glass Einstein On The Beach in various combinations backs up Arthur C. Clarke on fractal geometry and the 9 billion names of God, William Shatner trying to grasp the X-logic of his kids, Steven Hawking and his black holes, X-Minus One's youngsters discover educational alternative logic toys from the future, and a lot of other numbers about about numbers in audio Mandlebrot sets.
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Close your eyes - this is such stuff as which dreams are made of. It's not "Over the Wedge", it's "Fire Walk With Me", a five-hour journey through the scenes, voices, and music of David Lynch. Broadcast between Seasons 1 and 2, it's not just about Twin Peaks - but it's mostly about Twin Peaks. Thrown in are Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Dune... characters and sounds pervade throughout the night of seedy underbellies, breathless love, and mysterious backwards declarations. Babs...
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Over the Edge: Untitled Negativland Live Mix: "An Experiment of Sorts". Originally aired on July 6th, 1981 on KPFA radio. Featuring Negativland. Runtime 01:33:25. These early 80s OTE shows were recorded onto reel-to-reel recording tape. We couldn't afford to buy enough tape to record every show and keep the recordings, so Don would edit out the best bits and use the rest of the tape to record the following weeks show. So that's why all these early shows are partial only. "My...
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A zippitey doo rippitey mix of music cut-ups that were all created on a computer, including many new dance mash-ups from the UK, The Grammys speech, Disney's Lincoln getting advice on his takes, Sumner Redstone and his big dick, No Business, Trane Cold, Pirates, Downloading, some zippitey doo rippitey caller contributions, and a continuous musical display of how useful and interesting theft is to art these days.
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Beginning with the early 50s, the sound barrier is broken, rocket technology booms, the cold war and the U-2, jet propelled transportation and the continuing boom and bust of commercial airlines, Sputnik, and the Apollo 11 moon shot lands on the moon.
Topic: Series: Learning to Fly
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Even more Universe. This one is so Universal no one knows what it is about. You'll have to listen to it.
Topic: Series: Universe
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Over the Edge: How Radio Was Done 101
Topic: Series: How Radio Was Done
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Over the Edge: All Art Radio Your Brain is Art
Topic: Series: All Art Radio
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A moon-sized magnetic ball, which passes through the Earth on Christmas Eve, transforms the entire contents of a radio station into random particles, including a valuable group of scientific intellectuals discussing holiday details. The Monster M-Ball is dubbed "Asterisk" by the weather bureau, which claims it's the worst Christmas surprise ever to hit this area.
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This space is being sublet. Rates on request. Call Monday mornings between 2:00 am and 7:00 am for complete details. Ask for Omer.
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Possibly first use of the "Time Zones" cut up.
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A fourth try at gathering together what is ours and organizing it into a stage show. "No Business" will soon be performed by Negativland in Berlin, and let's hope it doesn't bomb in more ways than one. Here, it's coming together, slowly but surely, but surely you're kiddingÉ
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Over the Edge: Another UFO UFO Radio
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Astronomers and scientists continue describing the physics of the Universe and its contents, including the space race and its probes, Mars and its exploration, the positioning of human religions in all this, and plenty of space songs and receptacle callers throughout.
Topic: Series: Universe
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With a lot of help from "Mythscape, Remembering The End Of The World," a video about David Talbot's theory of primeval planetary configuration, X-Minus One's "A Pail Of Air," and a lot of sun songs, we consider the possibility that 10,000 to 20,00 years ago the planets rested in linear conjunction around the sun, eventually becoming unstable and interacting in cosmic catastrophies, resulting in our present planetary orbits around the sun. From these prehistoric celestial...
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A group of human specialists give advice on any subject to callers. Naturally, the most popular subject is sex, (nothing else seems to be even a distant second) all mixed up with moaning, Mr. Noisy, How To Speak Hip, Mr. Rogers and other assorted media advisory bites. 'The Weatherman got laid' rumor lures some calls from The Weatherman, and all this talking sometimes becomes complicated enough to break up into left and right channel discussion groups. Teetering on the edge of FCC titillation,...
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Over the Edge: Another UFO Christmas Spirit
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Over the Edge: How Radio Was Done 100
Topic: Series: How Radio Was Done
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Over the Edge: All Art Radio The Future of Past
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Over the Edge: Universe 1
Topic: Series: Universe
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Over the Edge: Another UFO Hypnotized
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"The Thanksgiving question? Is there a God we should be thanking? Lots of receptacle callers discuss what is in our heads, Freud raises his ugly head, and Fundamentalist Islam remains a danger to everyone else's head." -- Don Joyce
Topic: Series: It's All In Your Head
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Over the Edge: Coming Soon
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The Weatherman stumbles into Goodwill, trips over a vacuum cleaner, falls into a screenless Unimedia console, and wakes up in Negativland with his bulbous part all bent. Very Stupid.
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1968 radio continues with the sound of San Francisco's KSAN, The Firesign Theatre on the freeway, Vietnam at the flip of a switch, the saga of Charles Manson and the Beach Boys, Tom Donahue interviews Frank Zappa, The Beatles form Apple and Yoko joins the band, The '68 Elvis comeback show, and a 15 minute Quicksilver Calvary mash-up.
Topic: Series: How Radio Was Done
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Over the Edge: Execution Night
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Over the Edge: Another UFO Twilight Time
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In a completely related turnaround, we begin a series on radio history and how it happened. From Morse and Marconi, into the 20s and the earliest commercial stations, we follow the emergence of this amazing invention that burst into national consciousness at the turn of the 20th Century with lots of vintage audio, Edison discs, and a view of the culture and technology that informed it.
Topic: Series: How Radio Was Done
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Over the Edge: Another UFO Bentwaters
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This extended universal episode begins with Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon backing up our universal commentators on the Universe and anything in it. Astronomers and scientists discuss planets, stars, distances, and luminosity as observed and measured out there in the big black. From the history of human space exploration to simultaneous space song mashes, we get way out there. Won't you join us?
Topic: Series: Universe
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Over the Edge: Motorcycle Receptacle
Topic: Series: Receptacle
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With several old radio detectives, along with Phil Austin's "Roller Maidens From Outer Space," we prowl through an audio underworld of cynical suspicions, hard boiled dialog, and detective music (mostly a jazz mix).
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Don't worry, this is the last one. But we couldn't sum up the career of Richard Lyons without focusing on his culmination of radio disconcertion, Dick Vaughn. This guy was all about Moribund Music Of The 70s, and he did it first. Bringing 70s nostalgia to the early 80s, Dick Vaughn shrewdly tapped in to all that music that captivated his listener demographics when they were in high school, and they rewarded him with somewhat questionable devotion. Then he died in a plane crash. Well, let's move...
Topic: Series: How Radio Isn't Done
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More Beatles on the Magical Mystery Tour, The Porch Patrol's Oldie McOlderson is live in the studio to interview Izzy Isn't concerning his draft dodging days, the San Francisco music scene continues to develop, and it's a 1967 New Years celebrity explosion at KRLA in Los Angeles.
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Topic: Series: How Radio Was Done
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Negativland appears in person to attempt The Booper Symphony #1, an idea for a live show never attempted before this performance. With everyone playing a variety of Boopers, which is an electronic feedback circuit bending type of device originated by Negativland's The Weatherman and now existing in a variety of forms and electronic sound generation abilities, we all play this idea out in three movements with comments and criticisms from our callers.
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Yes, it just goes on and on, something like the inevitable human tendency to do the wrong thing, even when they know what that is. Kant's philosophy in radio, Congress, Stern, religious broadcasting jams, the word, "fuck" explained, more Weatherman, and receptacle programming.
Topic: Series: How Radio Isn't Done
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Over the Edge: Money Music
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This one is all about the flying saucer rage of the 1950s. All the material comes from the 50s, including a Long John Neble historical overview of the whole flap, first person encounter accounts, descriptions of various crafts seen, 50s science fiction drama acknowledging this emergence of aliens in our culture, and 50s songs on the subject. Is anybody out there?
Topic: Series: Universe
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Over the Edge: Copyright Clearinghouse
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Crosley Bendix begins with a live talk about the end of music, then Wobbly and I bring The Chopping Channel back again on the same subject, with "winging it" our only guide. Patsy falls to pieces, Bits And Pieces, Helter Boring and other mash-ups of your most tiresome hits Ð Fresh again! Wobbly's many "Variations" CDR's of cut-up hits & clips fill out this no-gap music chop.
Topic: Series: Chopping Channel
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Live coverage of Over the Edge, a weekly show of noise and musical clamor with little ideas sprinkled in like chocolate chips. Contents: Sugar, cornstarch, idea binder, pineapple oil, celery fiber, idea sweeteners, artificial sound, B.H.T., Mertz.
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Over the Edge: Fake Stone Age Speakin' Words
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Sort of a companion to Sparks, this includes some of what was left over and a lot more about not going anywhere. Songs, sounds, and the roads must roll. Science fiction and Tesla's death ray to partical beam technology and Russian cars. Some old radio soap operas, and some interesting female receptical for a change. Lots of action, doesn't move an inch - sort of a time machine for media melodrama and some songs you're trying to remember. This one is relatively indescribable. -- Don Joyce
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The series refocuses on one individual, Richard Lyons, founding member of Negativland, whose radio characters (Pastor Dick, Dick Goodbody, and Dick Vaughn) have graced OTE programs since the early 80s. We review this "legend of radio" through many segments of Pastor Dick shows, including endless Bible Quizzes, and Dick Goodbody contests on TV and commercial product trivia. A genius of how radio isn't done.
Topic: Series: How Radio Isn't Done
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The '67 beat goes on. Timothy Leary and Marshall McLuhan continue as the Hippies are born, Bill Graham and the San Francisco sound emerge in much unreleased live music from Ô67 by Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother And The Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and beyond. Neil Cassidy and the acid tests, Chicken Man, and more DJs of the day on the air.
Topic: Series: How Radio Was Done
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Over the Edge: How Radio Was Done 95 A
Topic: Series: How Radio Was Done
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Over the Edge: The Chopping Channel
Topic: Series: Chopping Channel
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